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       socks.fc - Frozen configuration file for SOCKS clients




       The  frozen  configuration  file is produced by make_socksfc and is essentially the memory
       image of the parsed configuration file. Using the frozen configuration file can reduce the
       start-up  delay  of  the SOCKS client programs since they no longer have to parse the file

       When the  SOCKS  client  starts,  it  always  looks  for  the  frozen  configuration  file
       /etc/socks.fc  first  .  If  that  file  is not found, it then tries to use the plain-text
       configuration file /etc/socks.conf. If you use frozen configuration, you must remember  to
       run make_socksfc every time after you modify the plain-text file or the SOCKS clients will
       continue to use the frozen file of a previous configuration.

       To find out the contents of a frozen configuration file, use dump_socksfc.


       dump_socksfc(8), make_socksfc(8), socks.conf(5), socks_clients(1)


       Ying-Da Lee, or

                                           May 6, 1996                                SOCKS.FC(5)